The 26-year-old penned a five-year deal, and is quoted by the club's official website as saying, "I am very happy to be at West Ham United and to get the chance to play for Gianfranco Zola. This is a big club and I want to give everything for the supporters."

He continued, "I chose West Ham because the club has the tradition of playing great football. Also because the West Ham fans are really passionate and that is the way I am."

Alan Dawson,